## In the front offices of baseball teams across the country, General Managers are starting to form their off-season strategies. Most teams are checking scouting reports, the Dodgers are checking bank accounts.
## The Boston Red Sox are reportedly looking to trade Jacoby Ellsbury, drop negotiations with David Ortiz and use Dustin Pedroia at shortstop AND 2nd base at the same time. The plan is to use the money that is saved to hire an actual big league manager.
## Curt Schilling has been sued by the state of Rhode Island for $100 million dollars after his video game company went bankrupt after failing to repay a $75 million loan from the state. Schilling was quoted as saying the suit was strictly political after he called Gov. Lincoln Chafee a "buffoon" and "a dunce of epic proportions." Boy, some people are sure sensitive.
## Syracuse University won it's first basketball game of the season, beating Division II Pace University 99-63. In an attempt to keep the final score reasonable, Coach Jim Boeheim used cheerleaders for the final 10 minutes. Setters' head coach, Jim Harter, said his players tried hard, but were confused by all the pom-poms.
## The Miami Marlins have hired former Marlin's player, Mike Redmond, to manage the club for the next three years or until owner Jeffrey Loria gets tired of him. The transition to Redmond after Ozzie Guillen's antics, should be seamless as Redmond once took batting practice naked for 3 days in a row to inspire to snap a slump. Which gives new meaning to the phrase "letting it all hang out."
## Since the power is out at their hotel due to Hurricane Sandy, the Pittsburgh Steelers are flying into New Jersey on Sunday morning for a 4:00 PM game with the Giants. Here's hoping the airline loses those hideous "Bee" uniforms.
THEY SAID IT
"A Sports Illustrated poll has named Tim Tebow the NFL's most overrated player. A similar poll of women said Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez is the most over-dated." -- RJ Currie